Industrial Rehabilitation

Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions industrial rehabilitation staff specializes in treatment of injuries to the injured worker. The worker receives quality therapy related to their specific injury. In addition, the focus of safely returning the employee to work starts at the moment that we begin treatment.

We provide outpatient therapy designed by physical therapists, licensed athletic trainers and occupational therapists. Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions uses the philosophy of DSI Work Solutions—this program allows the tester to determine maximum function based on objective physical findings.

Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions provides the following industrial rehab services:

Functional Capacity Evaluation

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a one- or two-day assessment of the patient’s functional capabilities. The test safely and objectively measures:

  • Hand grip/pinch strength
  • Hand coordination
  • Repetitive lifting capacity at various levels
  • Tolerance for sitting and standing
  • Tolerance for climbing stairs and ladders
  • Tolerance for elevated work
  • Repetitive carrying capacities and static pushing and pulling testing
  • Prolonged trunk flexion in standing
  • Repetitive squatting
  • Balance

Pre-Work Screen

The pre-work screen is a screening process of a client for a specific job. The evaluating therapist may determine whether the client can meet the job demands; however, it is the sole responsibility of the employer to make the hiring decision.

Work Conditioning

Work conditioning is a therapeutic work program. This program occurs 5 days a week from 2 to 4 hours per day. In most cases, time spent in work conditioning is considered part of the client’s work day. The program assists the client in returning to work through a series of exercise and work stimulation activities. The therapist in this program acts as a case manager between the insurance company, employer, and physician office. This program typically lasts 2 to 6 weeks.

Functional Job Analysis

This involves analysis of a particular job with a detailed descriptive write-up with input from the employee and employer. Information is obtained through objective measurements from on-site observation and videotaping. Once the job description is developed, our staff will provide information on how the job could be modified to make the work site safer for employees.

Ergonomic Consultation

The industrial rehab staff offers ergonomic consultation in industrial and office settings. The staff works with your employees to assess their jobs and identify ergonomic risk factors and solutions. We teach the importance of behavioral and environmental modifications so employees can identify immediate approaches to improving ergonomics whenever possible, until environmental solutions can be put into place.

Referral Process

Clients may be referred for the above services after t heir post injury acute management has been completed. After referring a patient to Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions, you can expect timely evaluations and treatments. We will make sure you have prompt and thorough documentation to help the employee through the recovery process.

TO LEARN MORE

Dawn Neal
715.295.5214
dawn.neal@ministryhealth.org

Denese Mace
715.295.5214
denese.mace@ministryhealth.org

Jim Owens
715.295.5214
james.owens@ministryhealth.org

 

 
 
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